The attribution to Jacob van Ruisdael was kindly suggested by Peter Schatborn upon examination of the drawing.
The refined handling of the ink with the point of brush is similar in some of the drawings for the Jewish Cemetery or the drawing in the Gulbenkian Collection in Lisbon (S. Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael, exhib. cat., Cambridge, The Fogg Art Museum and elsewhere, 1982, nos. 76-77 and 72). The treatment of the reflection in the water is close to that in the drawing in the Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, S. Slive, op. cit., no. 66).
We are grateful to Peter Schatborn for his help in cataloguing this lot.